Eric Bordelet Poire Authentique 2016

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Eric Bordelet would become the biggest name in pear cider only after a long, respected career as Chef Sommelier at Michelin-starred restaurant l’Arpege in Paris. His family had orchards in Normandy at Château de Hauteville, transitioning their 19 acres into biodynamic agriculture and planting an additional 7 more. Eric's cider production is from pre-French revolution apple and pear orchards of "heirloom" varieties planted in granite and clay soils. He has more than thirty “heirloom” varieties of apples and pears planted in his orchards, which contribute to the complexity one finds in his ciders. All have a gentle mousse, and though they vary in the amount of perceptible sweetness on the palate, across the board the ciders of Eric Bordelet are defined by their beautiful balance, taut acidity and a complexity that rivals great wines. The Poiré Authentique is made from 50-year-old pear trees and includes between 40 and 50 different varietals in a traditionally off-dry, sparkling style with very expressive aromatics and beautiful balance.

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